Moel y Parc from Bodfari

A pleasant figure of 8 walk with excellent views across the valley to Ruthin, the Dee Estuary and Snowdonia, on a clear day.

Blue

14 April 2024

No dogs allowed

We leave the car park at the Dinorben Arms and go through the Church yard to begin our ascent to Moel y Gaer over farmland, before descending through the woodland paths down through the Warren to cross the A543 and the River Wheeler before joining the minor road which skirts Moel y Parc.

We then join the Offa’s Dyke path which begins our ascent to Moel Y Parc past The Grove Hall, and then towards Penycloddiau. When we reach the road junction just below Penycloddiau we begin our ascent to Moel y Parc, with uninterrupted views all around.

We then begin our descent and eventually rejoin the Offa’s Dyke path which leads towards Bodfari and the opportunity for refreshments at the very well appointed Dinorben Arms. (Part of the Brunning and Price chain). Hopefully, the weather will be kind to us and afford the possibility of some picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.

Terrain:
Farmers’ fields, forest paths; and well trodden hill paths, (muddy in places!), with some minor road stretches.
Map/Area:
OS Explorer 265
Starting Point:
The Dinorben Arms car park in Bodfari LL16 4DA SJ 09304 70100 (please park as far away from pub as poss)
What3Words:
///crown.elevated.sketching
Walk Starts:
10:00
Walk Finishes:
14:30
Distance:
11.5km
Ascent:
532m
Highest Point:
398m Moel y Parc

Safety

Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.